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maxtor one-touch 4 extHD not recognized & making beeping noise

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i would really appreciate anyone's help with my issue:

ive had a 500-gig Maxtor One Touch external hard drive for awhile now.
a couple months ago it just flat-out stopped working.

whenever i plug it in and connect it through USB to my laptop, it doesn't get recognized.
this sort of thing happens sometimes i understand.
usually unplugging/rebooting/etc. will do the trick.

but this time around, everytime i plug it in, not only is it not recognized, but it's making this odd muffled beeping sound.
it will beep intermittently for about 5 minutes then it will stop.

when i called for support from maxtor, they told me it sounded like a power supply problem.
so i bought a hard drive USB docking station to see if that did the trick.
nothing doing.
its still making the beeping sound.

this is a very very frustrating issue because i can't seem to get a straight answer out of anyone.
i figured the only way i could get an answer was if someone had experienced the same beeping sound.

also im not worried about the actual hard drive so much as a i care about what's on it, which is about 200 gigs of some very rare music that i've spent hours upon hours searching for and collecting.

i'm not too proficient at fiddling around with stuff in startup mode or anything like that.
i can do anything on windows as long as i have directions, so forgive me if i ask relatively simple follow-up questions if you give advice.

if anyone has heard of such a thing, or can tell me if im up the creek, i just want to get some closure on this.

thank you
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Did the drive come with a manual? If so see if there is any information regarding the drive beeping in the Support/Troubleshooting section.

In the meantime, is there another computer you can test it with, this will help rule out a hardware/software issue from your laptop.
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Hey friend~

My Maxtor Onetouch is now doing just what you described. I recently deleted a bunch of the .rdb backup files that had accumulated in there and were eating up tons of space (plus, I use another back up service and didn't need this drive doing that). In any case, did you ever come up with a solution to this, or is this thing kaput? Thanks, and I feel your pain!!
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